Dark Spectre, Paperback
2.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


What is it that binds together a series of violent murders across America and the long-lost Secret of the Templars?

The killings always take place in the home, usually in broad daylight, in towns and cities all over America.

The victims are of every age and background; they have been bound and gagged and shot in the head at close range.

The crimes appear to be random and motiveless and no one has claimed responsibility.

So what connects the killings to an obscure religious sect operating from an island in the Pacific North-West? And what clues lie hidden in the Secret of the Templars?

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780571244546



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In my opinion this is a weak story. After 3 chapters it was almost clear where the plot is leading. In addition to all the different locations of the violences and the struggling of the multitude of police forces the leading of the story wasn't getting better. The idea of writing a story about the danger of sects, the strict obedience of the members, the morbid thinking of these leaders is a great effort but in this case badly realised.

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